Tuesday, 11 February 2014

One Block Wonder

 Miriam of Minimade (she can be found on Facebook and on Etsy if you can't make it into the store) has been making a line of beautiful quilted items for the home called One Block Wonders.  She is generously offering a behind the scenes look at how they are made.
She cuts 6 layers of identical fabric,

 aligns all 6 layers with pins,

 and cutsthe stacked layers into strips.

 Then she cuts each strip into equilateral triangles,

 positions each stack of 6 triangles to form a hexagon,

 sews half together and presses the seams open,

and pins the two halves together.

 Next she positions, and repositions the hexagons until she is happy with the design.

 Half hexagons are sewn together into rows,

and the rows are sewn together,

 until the piece is ready to trim the edges.

 She adds borders, 

 layers it with batting and backing,

 and machine quilts all the layers together.

 Binding is added to the outer edge, and...

Voila!  A beautiful finished piece.

 She makes table runners...
 wall hangings, and plenty of other pieces.
Go check out her work (on Facebook and on Etsy) 
and of course, at the Rural Creators' Collective in Carlisle to touch and feel them in person.

she will be at the Carlisle Country Craft and Old-Fashioned Mercantile 
show in August (23rd and 24th) in Mountsberg Ontario if you want to plan a trip.

                          Creative Friday at Natural Suburbia 
                          Fiber Arts Friday at Wisdom Begins in Wonder


1 comment:

  1. ooooh, this quilt piece is beautiful! I am always in awe of those who can quilt and sew.